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Rubber Band  David Bowie

Rubber [Am]Band
There's a rubber band that plays tunes out of [F]tune
In the library garden Sunday afte[F#/D7]rnoon
While a little chappie waves a golden [G]wand   [F]    [D]

Rubber [Am]Band
In 1910 I was so handsome and so [F]strong
My moustache was stiffly waxed and one foot [D7/F#]long
And I loved a girl while you played teatime [G]tunes  [F]   [D]

[Am]Dear Rubber [D]Band, you're [Am]playing my [D]tune out of [G]tune
[Am]  oh  [C]     [G]
Rubber [Am]Band
Won't you play a haunting theme again to [F]me
While I eat my scones and drink my cup of [F#/D7]tea
The sun is warm but it's a lonely after[G]noon   [F]   [D]
Solo chords:
|Bm |Bm |G |G |
|E7/Ab|E7/Ab|A |G E |

Trumpet solo: (instead of the bracketed note
Repeat: play this for the last time.)
E|-------|----------------------|--------------|
B|-0-2-3-|0-2-3-3-2-3-5-3-0-(3)-|--2---3---5---|
G|-------|----------------------|--------------|
D|-------|----------------------|--------------|
A|-------|----------------------|--------------|
E|-------|----------------------|--------------|



*The next verse has only tuba and drums.
Don't play the major chord, these are just
the bass notes played by the tuba:*

Rubber [D]Band  [B]
How I [D]wish that I could [B]join your Rubber [D]Band  [B]
We could [D]play in lively [B]parks throughout the [D]land [B]
D B (Riff below)
And one Sunday afternoon, I'd find my love


*when he says "love", play this:*

E|----------------|
B|------------5---|
G|--6----4--------|
D|----------------|
A|--4----2--------|
E|----------------|



*the next part is kind of tricky, this is the best way
you can play all the instruments being playing at once.
The numbers on top of the chords indicate the rhythm in
which the chords are played,*

C#m riff: A riff: F#7/Ab riff:
(1-8)(1)(2-8)(1234)(1)(234)(1234)(1)(234)
E|-4-----4--4--|-5-----5--5--|-6-----6--6---|
B|-5-----5--5--|-5-----5--5--|-5-----5--5---|
G|-6-----6--6--|-6-----6--6--|-6-----6--6---|
D|-6-----6--6--|-7-----6--7--|-8-----7--8---|
A|-4-----3--4--|-------------|--------------|
E|-------------|-------------|--------------|


C#m riff
Rubber Band,
A riff twice
In the '14-'18 war I went to sea
F#7/Ab riff twice
Thought my Sunday love was waiting home for me
And now she's married to the leader of the [Bm]band   [A]   [F#]


Final riff:
Repeat this:
E|--------|------------------------|
B|--------|------------------------|
G|--------|------------------------|
D|---3-4--|---3-4-4-3-4-6-4-3---4--|
A|-6------|-6-----------------6----|
E|--------|------------------------|


Last time:
E|--------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------8---|
G|----------------------------------8---|
D|---3-4-4-3-4-6-4-3---3---4---6----8---|
A|-6-----------------6-------------6----|
E|--------------------------------------|



Its pretty complicated, but you'll get it. HY.

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